Here at Medexo, we are looking to apply innovative solutions and evidence-based medicine to overcome regional, systemic and infrastructural barriers. We give top priority to championing the rights of patients and strengthening their position. The likelihood of a patient’s tonsils being removed when suffering from tonsillitis is 6 times higher in the Bremerhaven region than in Rosenheim. Surgical prostate removal is approved more frequently in the Altenburger Land district than anywhere else in Germany. Women in the Birkenfeld district are 4 times more likely to have a hysterectomy than in Freiburg am Breisgau. In Germany, healthcare depends on where you live.
‘Regional variations in healthcare clearly indicate problems in quality, efficiency and justice,’, says Mark Pearson, Director at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Medexo – Your treatment, for certain
Decisions to embark on a course of treatment are difficult ones. This is particularly true if the diagnosis is uncertain or alternative treatments are complicated or risky (so-called balanced appraisal of beneficial and harmful effects).
Unclear diagnoses in particular can raise doubts as to whether the suggested course of treatment is justified (quality of indication). In many cases an independent opinion from a physician specialised in your particular field can be obtained quickly and easily via the Medexo doctors’ network.
Medexo is committed to ensuring that every patient has access to an expert to review the soundness of initial diagnoses.